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The new hand

A project log for TNS 1i

The idea is to create an accesible prosthetic hand that is commercially available in Colombia and doesn't use the classic string system.

Giovanni LealGiovanni Leal 01/03/2017 at 21:024 Comments

The latest version of our work is the B1i Small. With the new actuators we wanted to see how much smaller we could go and this is what came out.

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David H Haffner Sr wrote 01/04/2017 at 07:51 point

I just checked out the link, thank you for that! I haven't printed my own parts yet (I have them outsourced,) it gets a little pricey and the parts have to be dyed, but this material seems to be exactly what I'm looking for.

Cost control is my biggest factor in my research and design and this material seems very stable and also is the perfect color.

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Giovanni Leal wrote 01/03/2017 at 23:53 point

The material that we use is High Performance Carbon Fiber PLA. https://www.proto-pasta.com/collections/new-releases-favorites/products/high-temp-carbon-fiber-pla-composite 

Glad you like it :)

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Giovanni Leal wrote 01/03/2017 at 21:04 point

@David H Haffner Sr 

As promised. 

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David H Haffner Sr wrote 01/03/2017 at 21:39 point

Hey Giovanni, that is lookin' very clean from the last one. What is the bodies material? PMAA?

Also, I wanted to add that, I understand now the redesign to the screw type actuators, it is more realistic!

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